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You can read this thread but the best way is to put her in an elevated cage or something with a wire bottom with food and drink. Do not give her anything that looks like a nest. It needs to be where it is predator safe. The idea is that if she cannot get to a nest and her bottom cools off she will break from being broody. Normally three days is enough but some can be more stubborn. If she goes back to the nest after three days, just do it again.

This is the method Old Hen was talking about. I’ve found it to be more effective than anything else and as Beginnergirl said, it is gentle.

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 I grow a little impatient when people seem to think that they are unique in the world. Of course they are. Just like everyone else.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

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Ok we will try what Old Hen Likes Dogs said We'll take her off the nest for 15-20 mins every day an hope that works thanks

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This is what Oldhenlikesdogs said:

you can break her of her broodiness by putting her in a wire bottom pen off the ground so that she can cool her underside, which will break her from the broodiness, which is a hormonal state, it will take from 2-7 days depending on how long she has been broody.

You do not put the hen in the cage for a few minutes. You leave her locked in there for days. Don’t let her out. If you let her out after a few minutes she will just go back to her nest. This will not stop her from being broody.

If you let her sit on eggs to try to hatch them, then the hen will leave the nest to eat, drink, and poop. Then she goes back to the nest. This will not break her from being broody.

 I grow a little impatient when people seem to think that they are unique in the world. Of course they are. Just like everyone else.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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 I grow a little impatient when people seem to think that they are unique in the world. Of course they are. Just like everyone else.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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